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New Zealand
Victory over zero-contract hours

24/05/2015: ‘Cotton On’ clothes retailer workers defeat attempt to remove rest and meal breaks

  New Zealand

Iraq/Syria
ISIS rout national armies at Ramadi and Palmyra

23/05/2015: United working class movement needed to sweep away sectarian militias and reactionary politicians

  Iraq, Syria

Britain
Labour leadership contest - appealing to big business

22/05/2015: The Labour leadership contest begs the question: what is the point of the Labour Party?

  Britain

Ireland North
Election marks growing rejection of sectarian status quo

21/05/2015: Opportunities to build new anti-sectarian political voice for working class and youth

  Ireland Republic

Spain
Is Podemos in crisis?

20/05/2015: Left and social movements in a state of flux, as key elections loom

  Spain

Britain
Build a movement to defeat Tories’ cuts savagery

20/05/2015: For massive union demonstrations, linked to a 24-hour general strike

  Britain

Ireland South
Vote ‘Yes’ to marriage equality!

19/05/2015: Referendum a product of long-waged campaign of struggle from below

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Subordination to Troika or rupture with austerity?

18/05/2015: The choices before the Greek working class

  Greece

North Cyprus
‘Moderate leftist’ wins presidential election on peace ticket

16/05/2015: Workers’ common front, north and south, can find solution to island’s division

  Cyprus

Chile
Huge demonstrations call for free education

15/05/2015: New chapter opens in country’s political and ‘moral’ crisis

  Chile

Australia
East-West toll road dispute concluded

15/05/2015: Local community direct action secures victory

  Australia

Ireland
Parliament suspended after PM tells Socialist MPs “where to go”

14/05/2015: Contemptuous remarks reflect government concerns over non-payment of water charges

  Ireland Republic

Britain
Organising against Tory austerity starts now

14/05/2015: Potential for industrial response to cuts but needs determined leadership and campaigning

  Britain

 Video
Joe Higgins TD questions former ECB president Jean Claude Trichet

13/05/2015: "When bankers and bondholders’ gambles crashed, their massive burden of private debt was placed onto the shoulders of the Irish people"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Sudan
Mass apathy towards elections

12/05/2015: Renewed struggle from below needed to put an end to Bashir’s rule

  Sudan

USA
Presidential candidate declares "political revolution" against billionaires

12/05/2015: Campaign needs to build independent political power

  US

Britain
Fight against "five more damned years" of Tory rule

12/05/2015: Labour leader’s ’responsible capitalism’ shows its bankruptcy

  Britain

China
“In a hard landing now”

11/05/2015: Stock market frenzy and fabricated GDP figures cannot hide the reality of an economy in deep trouble

  China

Scotland
Labour annihilated

11/05/2015: SNP sweeps to victory by posing as an anti-austerity alternative

  Scotland

Britain
With the votes of 24% of the electorate, Tories have no mandate for more savage cuts

11/05/2015: Labour’s failure puts centre stage the need for new mass anti-austerity force

  Britain

Poland
65,000 workers demonstrate against governments’ policies

07/05/2015: Plan of action for a general strike needed

  Poland

Ireland North
Socialist Party replies to leading Sinn Fein councillor’s attacks

06/05/2015: How to fight cuts, sectarianism and to build workers’ unity

  Ireland North

Britain
Russell Brand mistaken to sow illusions in Labour

06/05/2015: Russell Brand calls on people to elect a Labour government, saying Ed Miliband will ’listen’ and wants pressure from below

  Britain

May Day 2015
International workers’ day marked by marches and rallies

05/05/2015: Photo gallery of the CWI taking part in May Day event across the world

  May Day

Iceland
Fighting for better wages

05/05/2015: General strike called for 26 May

  Iceland

May Day 2015
Socialist plan or capitalist chaos

01/05/2015: What sort of new society are we struggling for?

  May Day

Nepal
Disaster in Nepal –amplified by capitalism

30/04/2015: Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the south Asian region has been further devastated by the recent earthquake.

  Nepal

US
Rage in Baltimore

29/04/2015: The aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death

  US

Book review
’No place to hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance state’

29/04/2015: What the 1% will do to defend their class interests

  Review, US

 May Day 2015
Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression

28/04/2015: 125 years since first May Day – Build a united workers’ movement for socialism!

  CWI, May Day

Italy
Migrant disasters - the human cost of budget cuts

27/04/2015: From Mare Nostrum to Triton

  Italy

Latin America
A new turn?

25/04/2015: Historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro, turmoil in Venezuela, and stalled reforms in Bolivia – as well as crises in Brazil – symbolise a new turn in Latin America and the Caribbean

  Latin America

Norway

Norway: Lessons of the pilots’ strike

25/03/2015, A struggle against outsourcing
Elin Gauffin, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Norway: One and a half million workers involved in political strike

03/02/2015, "We must fight entire right-wing politics"
Trond Sverre and Elise Kolltveit (CWI Norway) and Elin Gauffin, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Norway: General strike called for 28 January

10/01/2015, Two-hour protest against worsening working conditions
Trond Sverre and Elise Kollveit (CWI, Oslo)

Norway: Right-wing parties win recent elections

23/09/2013, Racist-populist ’Progress Party’ now to be in government
Editorial in last week’s Offensiv, weekly paper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Norway: Mass murderer Anders Breivik gets life sentence

31/08/2012, ‘Massacres caused by right-wing extremism and Islamophobia’
Trond Sverre and Elise Kolltveit, Oslo

Norway: Biggest strike since the 1980s

06/06/2012, “Red-Green” government forced to retreat
Trond Sverre and Elise Kolltveit (CWI Norway)

Norway: Far right Breivik states his loathing of ’equality’ and socialism

20/04/2012, Extreme right-winger boasts of killing 77 during court trial
Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Norway: Racist ‘Progress Party’ biggest loser in elections

19/09/2011, Labour Party gains less then predicted
Trond Sverre and Elise Kolltveit, CWI, Norway

Norway: Right-wing parties lose support after massacre

25/08/2011, Interest among people to organize has increased
Trond Sverre Kolltveit and Elise Kolltveit, from Offensiv, weekly paper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden)

Norway: Right wing terrorist massacres 85 at youth camp

25/07/2011, How should the workers’ movement respond?
Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Norway: Protests against health care cuts

16/01/2007, ‘Red-Green’ government feels working people’s anger
Johan Sand, CWI, Norway

Norway: World Bank ‘poverty’ conference bunkers on the Heights of Oslo while city celebrates anti-capitalist carnival

26/06/2002, "The sad statistics about African economic performance have become so familiar as almost to lose their ability to shock: that, for example, more than half the population lives on less than $1 a day, 250 million people have no drinking water, and two-thirds of the world’s cases of Aids are in southern Africa.
Trond- Sverre Kolltveit, CWI Norway, 26 June 2002

Norway: World Bank Oslo conference

19/06/2002, Several demonstrations are planned to protest against the World Bank’s Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) Conference in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, 24-26 June.
Trond-Sverre Kolltveit, Norway, 17 June 2002

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Pakistan: Jawad Ahmad speaking at May Day rally held by International Youth and Workers Movement, 18/05/2015

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